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    • North West Gateway Strategic Alliance Paul Hannigan President Letterkenny IT Professor Bernie Hannigan Pro-Vice -Chancellor for Strategic Projects University of Ulster
    • Collaborative Proposal
      • North West Gateway Strategic Alliance
      • Collaboration between Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) and University of Ulster (Ulster)
    • Strategic Context
      • National Development Plan (NDP) 2007-2013:
      • A significant upgrading of higher education capacity in the North West and the border region through strategic alliances between the educational institutions, North and South.
    • Integrated Planning
      • North West Gateway Strategic Alliance
      • - a complete specification for the delivery of additional higher education capacity for the Gateway.
      • Established 1971
      • 2,500 full-time students
      • Two campuses Letterkenny & Killybegs
      • Four schools: Business, Engineering, Science and Tourism
      • Delegated authority to Level 9 (taught masters)
      • Semesterised and Modularised September 2007
      LYIT Profile
    • University of Ulster Profile
      • Formed 1984 with individual campus origins from 1890
      • 27,000 students
      • Four campuses Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, Magee (Derry) and online Campus One
      • Six faculties: Art, Design and the Built Environment; Arts; Ulster Business School; Computing & Engineering; Life & Health Sciences; Social Sciences
      • Each Faculty has Undergraduate Schools, a Research Graduate School and Research Institutes
    • LYIT Mission
      • “ To continuously develop as an academic institution of international repute, serving regional and national needs and pursuing, in a collaborative fashion, an ambitious progressive agenda that delivers on the aspirations of its vibrant Institute population and its external stakeholders .”
      • “ To be a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement ”.
      University of Ulster Vision
    • Campus Locations
    • Existing Collaboration
      • MSc in Innovation Management in the Public Sector
      • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (PgCHEP)
      • EpiCentre (Electronics, Production & Innovation Centre)
      • North West Workforce Development Forum
      • North West Science and Technology Partnership
      • Gateway Innovation Fund
    • Project Costs
      • Project Cost €1.86 M
      • SIF 2 Funding Awarded €893,000
      • Matching Funding €963,000 from LYIT and UU
      • Additional Matching Funding from the Centre for Cross Border Studies €70,000
    • Stages in the LYIT – Ulster project
      • Scoping Study – to end 2008:
      • Demographic and socio-economic data analysis; HE operating environments in NI and ROI; institutional profiles and capacity for development; survey of employers, students and prospective students, staff; international exemplars
      • Recommendations on future opportunities for collaborative development
    • Stages in the LYIT – Ulster project
      • Stage 2 – to end 2009
      • A blueprint for inter-institutional collaboration to realise the opportunities suggested by the Scoping Study
    • Emerging Headline Findings
      • The population of the NW region grew by 3.3% in 2002 – 06 while the Greater Belfast area reduced by 0.6%. Letterkenny is the fastest growing town with an Institute of Technology
      • Projection of significant growth in the age 25+ population
      • In 2006 the number of HE places per 1000 population was 23 in the NW against 57 in Greater Belfast and 54 in Dublin area
      • HE graduates comprise a lower fraction of the working age population of the NW region than the average for NI or RoI.
      • (In NI, 17% against 23% average)
      • The proportion of employees without any qualification is highest in the NW region
      • Business and employers in the NW strongly advocate greater emphasis on collaboration among HE providers focussing on the skills needed for employment
      • Currently both LYIT and Ulster provide direct support for start-up businesses
    • Preliminary Indications
      • Work so far indicates that there is considerable opportunity to develop the HE capacity of the NW region. Having two HE institutions with elements of similarity in their mission is a great asset that can be augmented through collaboration.
      • A focus on lifelong learning rather than on school-leavers may achieve greater impact
      • This would include provision for people already in employment
      • Collaborative provision of education and skills for higher value employment, including R&D, would be possible
      • Collaboration would also enhance the provision of direct services to businesses, e.g. via mentoring support or consultancy